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  • Rape, By Buchi Emecheta

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    Buchi Emecheta is the successful author of the novel Kehinde. She was born in Lagos in Nigeria, but later moved to London in the 1970s during the period of student immigration from ex-British countries in Africa to England. Her novels and plays focus on themes such as “child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education.(cite)” These works include The Bride Price (1976), The Slave Girl (1977), Titch the Cat (1979), Nowhere to Play (1980), The Moonlight Bride (1980), The

  • Buchi Emechetas Ona

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    Buchi Emechetas Ona "Ona" is as Much a Love Story as it is a Tale of Ritualized Beliefs and Cultural Behavior Patterns often stories in a particular culture take into account, and capitalize on symbols of that particular culture for thematic effectiveness. Many indigenous stories thus contain generalized patterns of beliefs that serve as the backdrop which enables readers to relate to the stories and the content thereof. Buchi Emecheta's "Ona" is a powerful love story that centers around

  • Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

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    In the story Second Class Citizen, Buchi Emecheta displays what African women go through in modern Nigeria Society and provides explanations of why they ought to be treated equally. In the story, it provides to us a great example of how men have treated woman and how men should never mistreat woman in any sort of way. In the story Second Class Citizen, gender and sexuality was represented in the novel it shows how there should not be a gender that is more important than the other, and how everyone

  • Buchi Emecheta and African Traditional Society

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    either by their husbands or the male-oriented traditions. Reading Buchi Emecheta informs us of the ways fiction, especially women’s writing, plays a role in constructing a world in which women can live complete lives; a world that may provide women with opportunities for freedom, creativity, self-expression, friendship and love. Welesley Brown Lloyd believes that; “of all women writers in contemporary African literature Buchi Emecheta of Nigeria has been the most sustained and vigorous voice of direct

  • Gender and Sexuality in Second Class Citizen by Emecheta Buchi

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    In the book Second Class Citizen, Emecheta Buchi uses gender and sexuality to express the many ways in which society treated women and the obstacles that they had to overcome. Buchi uses this book and the many issues discussed throughout the book as a tool in the argument of gender and sexuality as a social construct; however, the ways of the world and the views of society do not see how the way women were treated back then as anything but normal. Adah, the main character of the book is a child who

  • Reflection of African marriage and the culture of bride price in Buchi Emecheta’s novel The Bride Price

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    (1986: 141) Helen Chukwuma claims in her article, Positivism and the Female Crisis: Novels of Buchi Emecheta, that in Emecheta’s novels: The true test of woman continues to be the marriage institution (. . .) Through it a woman attains a status acclaimed by the society and fulfils the biological need of procreation and companionship. (1989: 5) In one of her novels, The Slave Girl (1977), Emecheta has also emphasized the need and compulsion for marriage in the context of an African slave girl Ojebeta

  • In the Ditch

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    somehow lead us to seek an answer for another question about the issue of post-colonialism, post-colonial diaspora, and effects of these issues in her novel. Although Emecheta is a comparatively new comer to the literary scene, she has achieved so much that she is now generally accepted as a major African novelist. Buchi Emecheta was born of Rbuta parentage in Lago, Nigeria. She is an Ibo and she did start her writing career until she arrived in London but before she was educated in writing and

  • Christian Rhetoric in The History of Mary Prince and Second Class Citizen

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    righteous figure, Emecheta also uses subconscious Christian rhetoric in order to stimulate a positive association towards her in an audience composed mostly of Christians. She does this in order to create an empathic connection between her and the reader. At one point, Emecheta says, “all the passengers stood one at a time, at the plane’s door, waved the final goodbye to their folks and then disappeared into the bowels of the whale-like monster they called the aeroplane” (Emecheta 31). With the imagery

  • The Marxist Formula in Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood

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    system used by the British. However, Emecheta also criticizes her tribal culture's oppressive hierarchy, illustrating the Ibo treatment of slaves and of women. So although European colonialism is the catalyst of modern Africaís exploitation, Emecheta points out that a significant level of class-oriented oppression existed in African culture long before the British, the French, the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the Germans ever arrived in Africa. Emecheta criticizes European colonialism using three

  • Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood as an African Feminist Text

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    encountered an account of a female protagonist in colonial and postcolonial African life. In my hands rested a work that gave names and voices to the silent, forgotten mothers and co-wives of novels by male African writers such as Chinua Achebe. Emecheta, I felt, provided a much-needed glimpse into the world of the African woman, a world harsher than that of the African male because woman is doubly marginalized. As a female in Africa, the opposite of male, woman suffers sexual oppression; as an African